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county and a ok at our reonal economy from the perspective of virginia business leaders. fairfax county that the distinction of being the biggest countyoth in virginiaia and the washington area when it comes to population. plusus, as t good fortune to b one the nation's most prospeperous counts. in fact, it was fairfax county which wa the first in the nation to reach a six-figure median household income and now has thsecond-highest mian income in th nation, second only to next door neighbor loudoun county. to discuss how fairfax as daring in its economy and what it means fofor the rest othe washington region jim -- president and ce of t the fairfax c county chamber of commerce. aleyes o fairfax county because when fairfax county is doing well, the rising tide lifts all vovotes. what industries the o welell and seeing g growth and wher are you seeing some lagging behind? >> t thank you for having me today. in fairfax county, we are fortunate. the economy continues to do very well. there are some concerns on the horizon asou mentioned in your ening but we continue seat -- to see businin
. jennifer nycz-connnner, speakingng of the enomy, the campaign has been very od for the virginia economy. you have beelooking at how much spending have been taking place in virginia thanks to the ce.. >> a big number. $5$53.5 milliosince the campaign began. that i is a loof money and a lotot voters if they are trd to court. i can te you the evidence for the e number of times my telephone has been ringing. >> break it down. >> it goes all over the place. the interesting thing- $53.5 million, 10 times thanas spent in neighbori maryland right now. but what is inteterestings the money is all over the place in a sense of how much the dollars how it breaks down. from thousands of f dollars forr rent, space -- they paid about $1,600 to rent vfw when michele bachmann came, $3.million to republican fund-raiserer firm. it is all over. what is i interesting, in my colleague's story, while the money is coming in a lois going to the media comnies and raight to the ads, so it is not always been felt as a direct impactct othe local economy. >> speaking o of the trickle-down economy, we will take a brea
. the potentiaial loss of 600,000 bs in our region, especially the virginia-area. let's break the members apart. there is no way to gauge where the jobs woulbe lost, so this looks at if there were a cross- the-board cuts at the same level at every level. nobody expts that. ththey expect heavy job losses, t nobody expects across-ththe bod-cuts. our people lobbying congress against sequestration overall, and at the s same timime saying if it happens, protect my program? >> they are approaching the same sequestration is a mindless, serious threat to the defense industry and national security. this is much more fundantal than fighting ofof specific programs. one of the problems is that it is stregic. it is acro the board. u are right, therere are areasas that c could be exempt. that puts more pressure on other line items. the whi hou has t bring out the specific g guidance e andd tell everne how are they going to administerer such a reckless thing that is putng us all risk. by the way there is almost nobody at ink sequestration should go rward. it is a question of finding an alternative. >> exactl
of 450 jobs from prince george's county to west virginia. the agenency says the move results from a a merger of the treasuryy departnt and the bureau of public debt, has a facility in west virnia. “washinington business report" quotes sharon baker is saying that the move will i increase the disparity between the number of workers s who live the county and the number of js inside prince george's county. we need to take a quick break but when we return, the “washington biness report" takes up the top business topics that camout of when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone with our best price online. just $84.99 a month guaranteed for one year with no annual contract. there's at least three computers. [ girl 1 ] a tablet. couple of gaming systems. we could all be running at the same time.
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